The NSW Government is spending $6 billion over four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools. This includes an additional $160 million spend in 2018/19 as part of the record $747 million maintenance investment announced last year. This is the biggest investment in public school infrastructure in the history of NSW.
A project is underway to redevelop the existing Arthur Phillip High School site into the first high-rise High School in NSW.
The redeveloped Arthur Phillip High School will have capacity to accommodate 2,000 secondary students and will facilitate future-focused learning with modern indoor and outdoor landscaped spaces.
The redevelopment and expansion of Arthur Phillip High School is the priority project to meet growth in secondary student populations in and around Parramatta. It presents a unique opportunity to construct a school centrally located in the heart of the Parramatta CBD. It will be a showcase for the delivery of multi-storey education facilities in response to metropolitan Sydney's increasing residential density.
The new facilities will incorporate future-focused, flexible teaching spaces with adaptable/moveable furniture and room configurations. The learning spaces will be technology-rich to serve multiple learning contexts from large class groups to small clusters, providing better opportunities for collaboration and personalised learning.
Grimshaw Architects secured the design contract via an international design competition. Grimshaw has developed the final designs in association with BVN Architecture and the community.
The design concepts will offer:
facilities that are readily accessible and flexible to meet the demands of an evolving curriculum in line with future focused learning principles
flexible and well-connected teaching and learning spaces that enable a variety of teaching and learning practices
spaces that are engaging and supportive for students and teachers
technology-rich settings with an emphasis on mobility and flexibility
capacity to support comprehensive curriculum delivery with a full range of specialist teaching spaces
a healthy and environmentally sustainable environment
innovative, connected outdoor spaces that enable play and collaborative learning
refurbishment and adaptive reuse of all existing heritage buildings
a valuable connection with adjacent educational facilities including Parramatta Public School and the University of Western Sydney.
The upper ground floor slab is complete.
Installation of structural steel to level two is nearing completion and level three core structures are underway.
The foundations for the gymnasium are complete.
Level one concrete slab to commence
Level 3 structural steel to commence
How can I get involved?
We are committed to working together with our school communities and other stakeholders to deliver the best possible learning facilities for students.
Information booth details
Thursday, 6 September 2018 at City of Parramatta Library (1-3 Fitzwilliam Street), 4:30pm–6:30pm